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The First Lady Goes Bollywood

by Sergio
November 6, 2013 11:58 PM
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Michelle Obama

There’s really no other reason to write about this, except that it’s inspiring, fun and totally awesome, so why not?

Last Sunday, Nov. 3, marked the beginning of Diwali, the annual five-day Hindu Festival of Lights, which is not only an official holiday in India, but in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji as well.

The day is usually celebrated by families performing traditional activities together in their homes. And in honor of that, the First Lady Michelle Obama today hosted a Diwali celebration, along with a Bollywood dance clinic in the White House, with local school students.

At the celebration, Mrs. Obama was quoted as saying: "When we say that we want to make the White House the 'people's house, we mean all people. We want to honor and embrace all of the many cultures and faith traditions that make us who we are as Americans. And Diwali is very much one of those traditions."

Looks like a scene form a Bollywood film, doesn’t it?

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  • lilkunta | November 13, 2013 8:42 PMReply

    This is why she rocks. Embracing ALLL cultures and festivals.
    GO Mrs O!

  • D.C. Kirkwood | November 7, 2013 10:58 AMReply

    I just adore her. Thanks for posting. Seeing this put a smile on my face. They do look like they are having a good time.

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